METRODATA Electronics, Tbk Deploys Blue Coat Appliances to Accelerate, Control and Secure Web Access
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that P.T. METRODATA Electronics, Tbk, the leading information technology company in Indonesia, has deployed Blue Coat(R) ProxySG(R) appliances at its data center to accelerate Web content and applications, reduce Internet bandwidth consumption and manage employee online behavior, while protecting against Web-based threats such as malware, spyware and phishing attacks.
For over 33 years, METRODATA has been providing customers with strategic advice and technical IT services to leverage emerging trends and business opportunities. Its increasing reliance on the Internet for Web-based communications and online business transactions meant that METRODATA needed greater Web security and policy control for large numbers of employees utilizing the Internet throughout each day.
METRODATA selected Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to secure its data and optimize its network. In addition to optimizing its primary Internet gateway, Blue Coat appliances also enable METRODATA to enforce its Internet usage policy and manage the use of Internet applications based on policy or bandwidth consumption, including streaming media and peer-to-peer file sharing.
“The Blue Coat ProxySG solution was simple to deploy, easy to manage, and had the flexibility and power we needed to manage our Internet gateway,” said Sjafril Effendi, director of P.T. METRODATA Electronics, Tbk. “As a result of the appliances, we have accelerated most Web applications by 50 percent and have the Web security and policy control needed to protect our customers, staff and resources.”
“With the Internet becoming a business-critical avenue for communication and commerce, organizations are finding a greater need to gain visibility and control over Internet use to reduce risks to the business,” said Matt Young, vice president, Asia Pacific region, Blue Coat Systems. “Blue Coat uniquely combines Web security and policy control with acceleration for business-critical applications and content and the means to save significant costs through reduced bandwidth consumption.”
About P.T. METRODATA Electronics, Tbk
P.T. METRODATA Electronics, Tbk–the public company that share listed at PT. Bursa Efek Indonesia (IDX) with symbol “MTDL” and the Company is one of the leading information technology companies in Indonesia and has built strategic alliances with world-class information technology companies such APC, Blue Coat, BMC Software, CheckPoint, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, DELL, EMC, Emerson Network Power, EPSON, FUJITSU, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Infor Global Solutions, K2, Lenovo, Microsoft, Network General, Oracle, RSA Security, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Trend Micro, Thomson Prometric and WebMethods.
The Company has two main business lines, operating through its subsidiaries: the Distribution Business handles distribution to retail partners, warranty, and post-warranty maintenance services; and the Solution Business, provides IT total solutions from design, implementation, outsourcing, consultation and training. On 2008, the Company received the award for The Best Listed Company 2008 – The Best Performance Emiten for Electronics Sector from Investor Magazine and Globe Media Group. For detailed information, please visit www.metrodata.co.id.
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat secures Web communications and accelerates business applications across the distributed enterprise. Blue Coat’s family of appliances and client-based solutions – deployed in branch offices, Internet gateways, end points, and data centers – provide intelligent points of policy-based control enabling IT organizations to optimize security and accelerate performance between users and applications. Blue Coat has installed more than 40,000 appliances worldwide. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or www.bluecoat.com.
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